Category Archives: French / français

Not the greatest sleep and Chez Benoît

I had one of those nights where I fell asleep but then awakened early and had absolutely no desire to stay in bed. I tried anyway but was terribly unsuccessful. There are nights like that. I have found that fighting … Continue reading

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Notre Dame was burning.

Yesterday, a horrific sight occurred in Paris. I was on a conference call and someone on the call said, by the way, have any of you seen what is happening in Paris? Notre Dame is on fire. Frankly, we couldn’t … Continue reading

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The importance of Study Abroad

I am a big proponent of study abroad, having done it when I was a junior in college. I lived with a wonderful French family and also with two American students for an academic year in a small suburb outside … Continue reading

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Thé aux Oranges de Cuba

This tea has been in our cupboard for many years. It seems to be in good condition and I don’t really think its freshness has been affected. Thé aux oranges de Cuba is pretty much like a Bigelow tea that … Continue reading

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That Little French Guy in Highland Park

We had a window of an hour. I was having one of those days of picking up kids and taking them here and there. To be honest, carting kids around in a car is not my favorite thing to do, … Continue reading

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